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Firewire Spitfire

Firewire Spitfire
13 Customer Reviews - Read Them (13)

4.92 out of 5 stars

The Firewire Spitfire is a stalwart of the brands line-up, and just like its cousin the Dominator it has a very broad appeal. Talented surfers love its performance in mediocre waves, and for the average Joe or Jane the Spitfire can be sized up to offer an easy paddling and generously proportioned surfboard to advance their skills.

Stock dimensions

5'2” x 19" x 2 1/8" - 23.3L
5'4" x 19 1/4" x 2 1/4" - 25.7L
5’6” x 19 3/4” x 2 3/8” - 28.3L
5’8” x 20” x 2 3/8” - 31L
5’10” x 20 1/4” x 2 1/2” - 33.5L
6’0” x 20 1/2” x 2 1/2” - 34.9L
6’2” x 20 3/4” x 2 5/8” - 38L
6’4” x 21” x 2 3/4” - 41.5L
6’6” x 21 1/4” x 2 7/8” - 45L
6’8” x 21 3/4” x 3” - 48.7L
6’10” x 22” x 3 1/4” - 55.4L

Boards In Stock Our Review Read Discussion

From the shaper

The Firewire Spitfire Surfboard is a fine tuned Dominator with a little more bite. Firewire’s marketing director Chuy Reyna loved his Dominator but wanted a little more performance and hold for better quality, steeper waves. So the Spitfire was born, the same easy paddling, flat rockered board but with a stepped down tail rail to give it the same hold/bite as a performance shortboard.

Dan Mann

Our Review

Timmy Reyes talks Spitfire

what we like


We have probably shot ourselves in the foot by stocking the Spitfire! Some of our stoked customers have told us that they no longer need both a performance shortboard and a hybrid in their quiver.

This surfboards ability to perform in anything from thigh-high mush to well overhead conditions is the key to its success. While the experienced ripper will undoubtedly need a board with more rocker, less volume and a thinner tail for good waves, for the average weekend warrior the Spitfire is a genuine “do it all” board they can ride at home and on their travels.


The board is available in both FST and Timbertek construction. FST or Future Shapes Technology is the more durable of the two, so perfect for a board that might spend a bit of time getting abused by baggage handlers! TimberTek looks amazing with its sustainably-grown timber deck skin and offers a slightly stiffer flex, so marginally faster under experienced feet.

Choosing your construction

Want to do your bit for the planet and you don’t mind investing in a quality boardbag for travel....go for the TimberTek Spitfire, it’s achingly beautiful. If you’re particularly hard on your boards and you’re planning lots of trips overseas go with the FST. Whatever you choose the Spitfire will be tougher than any regular PU shortboard you’ve owned.

what we like

why buy your spitfire from boardshop

130 + years of combined surfing experience

We pride ourselves on our customer-service, and this is what distinguishes us from the competition. We don’t profess to be the best surfers out there but we do consider that we’re perfectly placed to give honest and helpful advice whether you’re a seasoned salty surfer with 40 years under your belt or brand new to surfing and looking for that first and most important board you’ll ever buy.

Unique Trade-In program

Thinking of treating yourself to shiny new Firewire Spitfire surfboard but need to reduce your quiver? We’ve got a cunning plan! Simply email us photos and details of your trade-in board outlining any dings or repairs. Let us know which board you want to purchase and we’ll get back to you with what we’re prepared to give you for it. We’re pretty fair with our valuations, whilst we don’t aim to make a profit from your board we certainly don’t want to make a loss. Full trade in details here.

Interest Free Credit

We understand that shelling out £600 on a new surfboard is a big commitment so spreading the cost over a year paying NO INTEREST can ease the pain. You’ll need to spend over £300 and choose to pay it off over 6 or 12 months with 10% deposit up front. It usually takes about 15 minutes to set up over the phone...simple and painless.

why buy your spitfire from boardshop
Great board at sale price! Great service.
I’m 6’5 and 108kg, intermediate level reasonably fit with 25yrs surf experience. I bought this as I’m rapidly approaching middle age and don’t get into the water often enough to keep my paddle fitness like it was. The board paddles well, and gets you in nice and early. Plenty of speed, even compared to my Evo and it still chucks a tight turn when loading the back foot. Boardshop give a great service, thanks again!
Awesome board
I have surfed the Spitfire Helium for a month in Sri Lanka from 2-6ft and its been a blast. Some stats cause its great to read a review but sucks not to know what the surfer/equipment setup was.

So, I'm 6'7 at 108kg and bought the 6'6 Spitfire Helium at 45ltr volume. I'm an intermediate surfer with reasonable weekend worrier paddling power. Waves surfed were reef breaks from lazy to punchy. Board performed perfectly and is easy to paddle, light, durable (unless a long boarder rides into you), stable to take-off on and turns on a dime. The steeper the better but does well in most conditions.

If in doubt about the size, trust the gents at boardshop as they haven't missed a beat on any of my board purchases. Delivery was fast and efficient with thoughtful packing. They even packed my board into the surfboard sock and bag that I bought and then wrapped the whole thing for delivery. Fantastic :)

Thanks again and highly recommend boardshop.
Love Helium, good hybrid
Great technology. Helium feels great and makes you paddle so much faster. I bet its even more buoyant than the Lib tech boards.
Apart from that, the Spitfire is a great allrounder (more performance than the Dominator) and a true hybrid. If you need a performance orientated one board quiver from 2-6ish ft, look no further!
Firewire spitfire
Very responsive and super floaty board
Beautiful board
After considering a dozen of boards as a step down from my 7'10 I followed up on the advice of Ian.
Have had no regrets! The board is surfing amazing and has looks to die for. Paddling isn't half as hard as I thought it would be and super responsive. In short a great advice and a great board.
Also had to return some items even though I live in the Netherlands the team from Boardshop arranged everything so it wasn't any trouble.
Will order in the future and ask for advice!
Gr, Bjõrn
SpitFire 6'10 TT Indo
Great service and fast response time from the guys @boardshop.

I got the 6'10 based on the fact that I surf 7'0 as my regular boards. This was a mistake on my part as the floatation on this thing is incredible. I'm 6'6 at 108kg, intermediate surfer and above average fitness(for those of you who use volume calculators) and surfed it in Indo for 3 week. Great board, wave count through the roof BUT I went to big on the size. I should have gone for the 6'6 as its similar in volume as my standard 7'0 but I doubted myself as it sounded to a drastic change. Zero pressure dings.

Anyway, board is great and had a blast so be brave as they say, drop a size or 2 from what you are used to when choosing a FireWire.
The spitfire
There is my third Firewire, i have the dominator, activator and i'm so Ready to ride the spitfire, there is no better combination and 100% satisfaction when you put your feet in this boards. No doubt.
Superb board for better days in the UK
Wanted a board for good days in the UK, the Spitfire goes brilliantly, heaps of volume under the chest lets you get into waves early and the flatter rocker let's you build speed quickly, but it's still refined enough to let you turn sharply. Great board to overlap a groveller like a sweet potato. If you want a really high performance board there are others, but for average to good days in the UK it covers a lot of your needs in one board.
Spitfire 6.4
Bought this on the advice from the board shop. Bought in May but waves were flat. Just had ten days in Cornwall and surfed at least two hours every day.
This board is brilliant. Paddles well and absolutely flies. good in 3 foot mush and brilliant in 5/6 foot clean waves.
Space age technology
Awesome board. Really light in relation to volume, high quality and strongly made and the integrated wooden rails take a knock that would crack the rails of most lightly glassed short boards. The board rides well and is predictable if ridden on the front foot and more lively if you bring your weight back making it great fun and it is a real wave catcher. I normally ride short boards when the conditions are good and long boards when the surf is weak but the Spitfire is the only board I have needed to ride since receiving it.
Outstanding !
All the board you need. Went straight from a cbc foamie to the spitfire and being honest I was initially concerned it might be too much given its pedigree. From the first wave I was amazed, thanks to the guys at board shop I got the perfect size for me, stability is great (all be it thanks to a bit of volume) but you can throw it everywhere you want to. One of its strongest features is the speed! Before buying, I watched Timmy Reyes review and he described it as the fastest board he has ever ridden. I can say that in my limited experience the step down rail and diamond tail make a massive difference to agility, speed and it's even forgiving nature on any wave! Can't recomend it enough!
great board really fast, almost as fast as my vader
great board really fast, almost as fast as my vader !
The delivery of my 6.4 Spitfire was realy fast. It
The delivery of my 6.4 Spitfire was realy fast. It took 2 days to ship it to the Netherlands. Everything looks great. I am very happy with the board. The shape is realy good. Catching lots of waves with it and it is superfast.
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